Hyperthyroidism or cardiac cachexia caused by heart defect?

Hyperthyroidism or cardiac cachexia caused by heart defect?
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Hyperthyroidism is the medical term for an overactive thyroid, a special type of thyrotoxicosis.

It can be classified either as a primary hyperthyroidism (the proper thyroid hyperfunction) or as a secondary hyperthyroidism (an excessive stimulus caused by hypersecrection of TSH, which can be produced by tumors of the pituitary gland for example)

The term cachexia refers to a pathological loss of weight.

Cachexia does not only mean a full reduction of body fat. It includes a general atrophy with a gradual loss of function of the organs.

 

Most notably the reduction of fat and muscle proteins can be observed.

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